• Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Primary SD area: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom (The)
  • Date of completion: 1 Jan 2000
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Deliverables & Resources
Higher Education Sustainability Initiative - Aston Business School

Organization(s) making commitment

Aston Business School

Achievement of Commitment

Social Responsibility and Sustainability are based on ethical values and underpinned by the idea of economic, social and environmental obligations to our range of stakeholders.
Aston Business School and Aston University are committed to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). This involves ABS in improving and embedding the sustainability and social responsibility of all our activities, from teaching, research & partnerships to building maintenance and development.

How this will be achieved

Our Strategy will be taken forward in the next 3 years and towards 2020 through:
• Embedding critical long-term sustainable thinking and social responsibility in business into our teaching to enable our graduates of tomorrow to be ‘literate in social responsibility and sustainability’ in managing global businesses
• Offering specialised degrees in Social Responsibility and Sustainability in full-time, part-time and distance learning modes
• Working with colleagues within the University on the integration of social responsibility & sustainability into the curricula of all schools
• Undertaking pro bono research activity for local business each year
• Working with Aston University as a whole to reduce carbon emissions
• Involving sustainability and low carbon emissions in the design of any potential future office moves
• Creating and publishing open resources

Deliverable Date
SIP (Sharing information on Progress) (PRME) 2015

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff concerning sustainable development
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